Sunday, June 17, 2012
THREE RIVERS AREA To submit an item for the Calendar of Events, mail information to Calendar of Events, Three Rivers Edition, P.O. Box 2221, Little Rock, AR, 72203; send faxes to (501) 378-3500; or email email@example.com. Deadlines for calendar-item submissions are noon Friday for Thursday editions and noon Tuesday for Sunday editions.
NEWPORT — Park interpreters will present the program Backyard Birds at 2:30 p.m. in the picnic area at Jacksonport State Park. Participants will discover what birds like in bird feeders, seed and plant cover, and will take home a pine-cone feeder. The program is free. For more information, call (870) 523-2143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEWPORT — Park interpreters will present the program Wooden Toys at 3:30 p.m. in the picnic area at Jacksonport State Park. They will showcase toys used by pioneer children, such as a ball and cup, a buzz saw, graces and rolling hoops. Participants may try their hand with these toys and learn about the life of a pioneer child. The program is free. For more information, call (870) 523-2143 or email email@example.com.
SEARCY — The White County Republican Convention will begin at 7 p.m. at the Wilbur D. Mills Court Building, 301 W. Arch in Searcy. Delegates and alternates will be elected to represent White County at the July 28 State Convention. A state committeeman and committeewoman will also be elected. Following the convention, the regular monthly business meeting will be conducted, and new members will be invited to join the county committee. All are invited. For more information, contact Joel Pritchett (501) 827-0777 or whitecountygop@hotmail. com.
SEARCY — The Arkansas Arts Center’s Artmobile, a 40-foot mobile gallery containing original works of art from the Arts Center’s permanent collection, will be at the Searcy Art Gallery, 300 E. Race Ave., Monday through Friday. The hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Preparatory School Informational Meeting
SEARCY — CrossPointe Preparatory in Searcy will hold its monthly informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 254, upstairs in the children’s wing, of the Downtown Church of Christ, 900 N. Main St. CrossPointe Preparatory is a private nondenominational Christian school utilizing a university style model for kindergarten through the 12th grade. Parents of prospective students must attend an informational meeting for them to be considered for fall 2012 enrollment. For more information, visit www.crosspointeprep.org.
Cooking and More Class
NEWPORT — The next Cooking and More Class will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. This month, participants will learn to shop using coupons and the grocery specials offered that week to save money and still have tasty, nutritious meals. To register, call (870) 523-7450.
AARP Driver Safety Course
SEARCY — The Prime Times of White County Medical Center will offer an AARP Driver Safety Course from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in WCMC’s Hubach Center. Parking is in the back of the hospital off Moore Street. The instructor is Bill Mizell. The cost of the course is $12 for AARP members with a membership card and $14 for nonmembers. To register for the class, call Anna Overbay at Prime Times at (501) 380-1050.
Double Pie Basket Weaving Workshop
POWHATAN — Powhatan Historic State Park will hold a double pie basket-weaving workshop from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The registration fee is $25 per person, which includes all supplies. Participants need to bring their own lunch. Class size is limited. For more information, call (870) 878-6765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pool Side Cutie Contest
JACKSONVILLE — The Mr. and Miss Pool Side Cutie Contest for boys and girls 12 months to 5 years old will be held at Splash Zone. In the event of rain, the contest will be held at the Jacksonville Community Center. Check-in will be at 8:30 a.m., and the event will be from 9-11 a.m. The entry fee is $15 per child, and admission is $1 per person age 6 and older. For more information, call Mary at (501) 912-9422.
Summer Lunch Program
CABOT — The Cabot School District is serving free lunch to students and adults of the community through July 27, excluding July 4. Lunches are served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at Ward Central and Westside elementary schools. For more information, contact Amanda Elizandro at (501) 843-3363, ext. 1059, or Amanda. Elizandro@cps.k12.ar.us.
Mission 5,000 Free Meals
JACKSONVILLE — First United Methodist Church in Jacksonville provides a free meal to the community twice a week. Mission 5,000 is open from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at the church’s Family Life Center, 308 W. Main St. Everyone is invited for food and fellowship. For more information, call the church at (501) 982-8176.
Wednesday Movie Nights
BATESVILLE — Believers Community Church, 3645 N. St. Louis St. in Batesville, invites the community to free movie nights at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. The schedule includes Brother White this Wednesday, and Me Again on June 27.
Flag Football League Registration
JACKSONVILLE — Youth Flag football registration will continue through July 7 for children 6 to 14 years old. The cost is $50 per player, which includes a jersey. The draft will be at 10:30 a.m. July 7 at Dupree Park. The league will begin Sept. 9. A coaches meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 28
at the Jacksonville Community Center. Adult Flag Football registration will be July 1 through Aug. 23. The games are seven-on-seven with up to 12 people on the roster. Games will begin at 2 p.m. every Sunday. The cost is $350 per team. A coaches meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 at the Jacksonville Community Center. For more information, contact Megan Handy at (501) 982-4171 or mhandy@cityof jacksonville.net.
Men’s Ragball Tournament
ROSE BUD — The Rose Bud summer ball league will hold the Men’s Ragball Tournament on June 29 through July 1, depending on the number of teams. The entry fee is $200 per team, and there will be unlimited home runs. The concession stands will be open. For more information, call Shawn Gorham at (501) 250-6398 or Gordon Campbell at (501) 589-5111.
Newport Job Fair
NEWPORT — The Newport Economic Development Commission’s 2012 Newport Job Fair will be held from noon to 5 p.m. July 12. The job fair is free for any business in Jackson County, but space is limited to 25 booths, so it is recommended that businesses reserve a space early. Approximately 20 0 job seekers attend the fair each year. For more information, call (870) 523-1009 or email email@example.com.
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